A “devastated” Adele has taken to Intagram to announce the cancellation of her final two shows at Wembley Stadium, saying that her vocal cords are damaged and she is unable to perform.
In a lengthy note posted to her nearly 30 million followers, the singer expressed heartbreak and disappointment that she had to cancel at the last minute, cutting short what would have been a 123-date world tour.
“I don’t even know how to start this,” the singer began, saying that while her last two Wembley shows have been the “biggest and best” of her life, she has “struggled vocally” at the tail end of her epic tour.
“I went to see my throat doctor this evening because my voice didn’t open up all day today and it turns out I have damaged my vocal cords,” she wrote, saying that she was advised against performing.
“To say I’m heartbroken would be a complete understatement,” she wrote, saying “I simply can’t crumble in front of you and walk out on you in that way.”
She wrote that she was so desperate to perform that she even considered “miming” at the shows, but decided that she would “never in a million years” give fans anything less than a full show.
She apologised profusely to fans for cancelling, lamenting the fact that her whole career has been building up to these last four Wembley shows, which may well have been last live performances of her career.
Little else is known, but the singer has offered refunds to fans if the shows can’t be rescheduled. “I love you, I’m so sorry, please forgive me,” she wrote.
We hope you get well soon, Adele.
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